Cupcakes

Dulce de Leche-Filled Basketball Cupcakes

Dulce de Leche-Filled Basketball Cupcakes
Level
Easy
Prep: 
30 min
Cook 
15 min
Servings
48 mini cupcakes
  • Basketball fans in the house? These yummy cupcakes will get everyone even more excited about their favorite team.

Key Ingredients

A can of Dulce de Leche featuring the La Lechera logo and a square slice of flan drizzled with caramel.
Dulce de Leche
Dulce de Leche 13.4 oz Can
13.4 oz. Can
Ingredients
  • 1 package (15.25 ounces) chocolate cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 5 tablespoons NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Orange food coloring
  • 1 can (14 ounces) NESTLÉ LA LECHERA Dulce de Leche
  • Black decorator gel or icing

Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350° F. Line 48 mini muffin cups with paper or foil liners.

Step 2

Prepare cake mix batter according to package directions, using water, oil and eggs. Spoon into prepared muffin cups.

Step 3

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in cupcake comes out clean. Cool completely. Meanwhile prepare frosting.

Step 4

Beat butter in large mixer bowl until creamy. Gradually beat in powdered sugar alternately with evaporated milk. Beat in vanilla extract. Add a few drops of orange food coloring; continue to beat until light and fluffy.

Step 5

With sharp knife, remove small portion from top of cupcake. Place some dulce de leche into heavy-duty plastic bag; snip tiny corner from bag and pipe about ½ teaspoon dulce de leche into each cupcake. Place cake pieces that were removed over top of dulce de leche if desired.

Step 6

Frost tops of cupcakes in a round shape to look like basketballs. With black gel or icing, draw stripes onto ball.

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